HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital will be closed Thursday, December 24th & Friday, December 25th for Christmas.

Our Team

Meet our talented doctors and staff!

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Margie Quirk, LVT

Margie Quirk, LVT

Owner and Licensed Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Southern California, Margie moved north to Carson City in 1980 to be near her sister, Joanee. She started working in the veterinary field in 1988 at Carson Tahoe Veterinary Hospital as a kennel attendant part-time while going to school. Later, she transitioned to veterinary assistant and then supervisor. In 2000, she received her Veterinary Technician Certificate from the College of Southern Nevada and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In 2006, Margie became a partial owner of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital and in 2009 became the sole owner. Margie is married to her husband, Greg, and has filled their home with many four-legged family members. At one point, they had six dogs and five cats under the same roof. Recently, they’ve added two Nevadan mustangs to their gang. Margie is fiercely proud of Carson City and Northern Nevada, where she has since placed deep roots.

Margie and LMVH give back to the community by attending and donating to local events and assisting with local rescue groups, such as Carson Tahoe SPCA, Boxers and Buddies, and ResQue. She also manages the Missing Pets of Carson City Facebook page. If Margie is in the lobby, she will eagerly greet you and your furry family members. Let’s get to know more about Margie from her own words. 

Get To Know Margie

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I love interacting with clients. I strive to keep an open and honest relationship with clients.

What are your personal interests and achievements?

Both my husband and I are very passionate about wild horses. He works for the American Wild Horse Campaign. In 2013, the historic herd of wild horses virtually in our backyard was threatened with roundup by the Bureau of Land Management. We organized a Facebook page and fundraised enough money that we were able to adopt the horses after they were auctioned off. They are now living in a fabulous sanctuary in Northern California.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

Hands down, it is Nevada Day. It represents everything that is small-town Americana right here in Carson City. It is the one day I get to see so many people I only see on this day. Great way to catch up and reminisce.

Matt McSweeney, DVM

Matt McSweeney, DVM

Veterinarian

Education: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, from Colorado State University

 

Dr. Matt McSweeney grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada and graduated from Douglas High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and worked as a mechanic for the 335th Fighter Wing stationed out of Greensboro, NC. After his four-year enlistment, he moved back to Nevada to attend college at the University of Nevada, Reno, receiving his BS in animal science with high distinction. Matt then attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. Matt returned to western Nevada to raise his son next to the beautiful Sierra Nevada and the Great Basin Desert. He started with Lone Mountain in June 2009. Matt enjoys skiing, fishing, camping, softball, traveling, barbecues, movies, and spending time with friends and family. Matt shares his home with his wife, Cameron; son, Garrett; and five dogs, Levi, River, Faith, Porter, and Abby.

Katie Roberts, DVM

Katie Roberts, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie grew up in the Sacramento area of California. Over the years, she found her calling. She would volunteer to clean the fish after her family’s fishing trips, oftentimes being the only one around when she was trying to identify their anatomical parts. She also had guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats growing up, much to her mother’s chagrin. With the support of her parents, she pursued her love of science, animals, and anatomy in high school and then majored in zoology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She moved across the country with her husband, Jason, to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Virginia Tech.

After graduating from Virginia Tech,​ she moved back to Northern Nevada to be closer to family. She worked at Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital for six years before ultimately finding LMVH, the perfect place for her. Dr. Katie has filled her home with both two- and four-legged family members: her husband, Jason; two daughters, Maddie and Lottie; three dogs; two guinea pigs; and the desert tortoise.

Get To Know Dr. Roberts

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I love educating clients. I have learned so much throughout my schooling and career that is helpful to the health and well-being of our beloved pets. I am passionate about helping people provide the best care they can. They can do this by being educated about the diseases and afflictions most common in our pets. I enjoy surgeries. Some of my favorites include spays and neuters on the young shelter animals (less than four months); stomach and intestinal foreign bodies; and wound repairs. I believe in preventive medicine. If I can provide food, medication, and baseline lab work that will help us keep your pet healthier longer or discover diseases earlier to slow them down, this is a win for all of us!

What are your personal interests and achievements?

I am an avid reader. My favorite author has been Stephen King since I first read Carrie in sixth grade and was hooked. His descriptions and character development are unlike any other. I enjoy gardening, which has a whole new meaning in our current home. The rabbits are voracious, as well as the squirrels. It is a constant battle to get things to grow to bloom. They do keep our lawn mowed like a golf green! I like to cross-stitch, although I don’t find much time for this. I have an elephant project that I have literally been working on since vet school. Maybe I will get to it one of these days.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity?

The Nevada Day Parade has become a fun tradition for my family. We gather with some great friends to celebrate. The girls really look forward to this time with their friends, but I’m sure Lottie goes mainly for the donuts!

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

I love the views in Northern Nevada. I love the wildlife all around. I really enjoy the weather with one huge exception: the wind. Ugh!

Teresa Brandstetter, DVM

Teresa Brandstetter, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Teresa was born in central California and moved with her military family to South Korea and eventually Japan. She was able to live close to her mother’s family while stationed in South Korea and even spoke Korean as a young girl. Eventually, her family settled in Las Vegas, NV. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), drawn to the green lawns and old brick buildings during a school tour. She always knew she loved science, math, and helping people. It wasn’t until she took an Intro to Vet Med course at UNR that she knew what she wanted. In 2009, she moved to Pullman, WA to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Washington State University (Go Cougs!).

Soon after graduation, she moved back to Sparks, NV and was married to her husband, Billy. After working in Sparks for a little over a year, she started working at LMVH and has been here ever since. She has since welcomed two children, Avery and Liam, to her family.

Get To Know Dr. Brandstetter

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I love the honor of work-life-balance that Margie gives to her team. We work hard when we are here, so it’s nice to have the time to spend with family. I choose to work at LMVH because they are an AAHA-accredited hospital, and I like going above and beyond and having high standards. I was also supported by Margie and the other doctors as a new graduate; the learning experiences I’ve had here will be with me forever. And I can’t forget about our clients. They welcomed me with open arms on my first day working at LMVH as a new doctor to the practice. We truly do have the best clients. There is so much I love about my profession, my co-workers, the animals, the owners, and learning. My passions in vet med are preventative medicine and management of acute and chronic pain. I also am learning about organizational leadership and work culture.

What are your personal interests and achievements?

Before having children, I loved to snowboard. I love the sound the air makes with fresh snow (or is it the lack of sound?), especially when you are on a hill all alone. It’s so serene and open. I will definitely be getting back up the mountain when Liam is a bit older. I love to travel and to experience new cultures and landscapes. I have a bit of wanderlust, which is the opposite of my husband, so we tend to equal each other out. I’ve had the experience of clocking in the new year in London, England to Big Ben.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity?

I love the Best in the West Rib Cook-off. Since I live in Sparks, we usually get our ribs on a weekday at lunchtime, when my husband can meet us. Oh, and the shrimp at the Aussie booth are delicious too!

What do you love about Northern Nevada?

The snowcapped mountains, especially the more south you go, starting from around Job’s Peak. I was looking at wedding venues in the Sierra’s Convict Lake and June Lake but ultimately decided on Rancho San Rafael’s Ranch House.

Kristin

Kristin

Licensed Veterinary Technician in Training (VTIT)

Kristin is a native Northern Nevadan, born and raised in the Reno/Tahoe area. She has been working at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital since 2015. Moving to Carson City allowed her to live closer to her family. She enjoys working with dogs and cats but has an extra passion for exotic animals. One of her goals is to become certified in exotic animal specialty for LVTs. She has two dogs, Ollie and Hobbs; three rats, Terragon, Saffron, and Caraway; and two rabbits, Pepper and Penny.

 

Get To Know Kristin

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I enjoy the Fear Free approach we use in our daily practices. Removing the stress out of routine procedures makes the whole experience better. I also love seeing animals interact with their humans. The human-animal bond is so important. I really enjoy working with exotic pets as well. I’d like to get a specialty in exotics eventually.

What are your personal interests and achievements?,

I completed my first marathon in March 2018 in Napa Valley. One day I’d like to run an ultramarathon. I enjoy giving back to the community, and I’ve shaved my head twice for the St. Baldricks Foundation. My greatest accomplishment so far is my contribution to raising my son to be the sweet, ambitious, and awesome little man he is today.​ 

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

I love going to Hot August Nights to look at all the cool cars. I am currently fixing up an ’86 Subaru BRAT in my free time.

ShyKayna

Client Service Representative

ShyKayna is a native Northern Nevadan, born and raised in Carson City. As a young girl, her first veterinary experience was taking her dog, Thumper, to the vet for an emergency. She was amazed by their quick acting emergent care and compassion during the visit. This led her to want to help animals anyway she could. In high school, she volunteered to walk and interact with the animals at the shelter. After high school graduation, Shykayna pursued her passion for helping animals as a client service representative at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital. Here, she is able to connect with clients and witness the many different forms of the human-animal-bond.

Get To Know ShyKayna

What are your personal interests and achievements?

I love to read, go out with family and friends, and take care of all my flowers. I have a huge love for orchids, I own five orchids (the oldest being 10 years old)! I have many interests; however, the one that excites me the most is when I finally find a good book to read! I can have a hard time finding a good book, but when I do, my heart skips a beat. I also enjoy interpreting poems, diving into the depth of poetry with their significance/point of view.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

I really enjoy Hot August Nights and Burning Man! Hot August Nights because of the cool cars (especially the stingrays)! However, Burning Man is a rush of enthusiasm and freedom in which a whole community can come together and enjoy beautiful artwork!

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

The scenery. Anywhere you go there is always a little gem hidden that will make your jaw drop.

Christina

Client Service Representative

Christina is a native New Yorker who grew up in Central NY. She spent time traveling around the United States and has settled and made Carson City home for over a decade. In her 20s, Christina took her first job at a veterinary hospital in Texas. Since then, she has worked and filled many roles in the veterinary industry, a jack-of-all-trades kinda gal. Christina works part-time at LMVH; her main occupation is cultivating and supporting her custom furniture, clothing, and accessory shop, Customs by Christina.
Get To Know Christina

Who is in your family now and what are their interests?

I married my best friend, Mike, in June 2019. We each have one child from our previous marriages, Mychale and Chase. Mychale lives in Reno, and she is in the National Guard. Chase lives with us full time. Chase is enrolled in online school.

What do you love about the veterinary profession and industry?

I love how, despite the fact that we are all different, that we can share a passion. Of course, I love most animals…ostriches and emus give me the heebie-jeebies.

If you could have any animal (mythical or real) in the world/universe what would it be?

It would be a dream come true to live on a big ranch and have a wildlife rehabilitation center.

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

I love the weather here, all the sunshine, and the small-town feel of Carson City.

Michelle

Michelle

Boarding Manager

Michelle was born in South Lake Tahoe, California. In 1993, her father moved the family to Carson City to get away from the snow and ever-growing tourism of South Lake. Michelle has always known she was a nurturer growing up and rescued her first kitten when she was 16. She found the kitten under a car in the winter and brought it inside to give it a warm safe place to stay. The rest is history. She had this kitten, Fuzzbutt, for 19 years before having to say goodbye. Michelle originally was hired on the hospital side of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital as an assistant. After three days she realized seeing sick or ill pets was too much for her, she started working taking care of the boarded animals. She quickly found that she loved establishing relationships with owners and their pets to ensure they are comfortable with their stay at LMVH. You can call and speak to Michelle about your boarding pets anytime.

Get To Know Michelle

Who is in your family now and what are their interests?

I got married to my boyfriend of almost nine years in October 2019. We have two dogs that we consider our kids. Their names are Marley and Love. They are both shepherd mixes and totally have us wrapped around their paws. Marley is 13 years old and a total daddy’s girl, has a very mellow attitude, and is a “dainty lady.” Love, on the other hand, is a six-year-old that is super goofy and loves to play with her “little big sister.” They were both rescued, and we could not imagine our lives without them. They are our everything.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity or festival?

I love the concert series at the Brewery Arts Center and look forward to those all summer long. I also look forward to the Nevada Day Parade all year long.

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

I love living here because there is a lot to do nearby and is not a super crowded city. I’m a small-town girl and don’t care for big cities. It’s quiet here, and we are within a few hours of some pretty amazing places.

Ashly

Ashly

Groomer

Ashly spent her early childhood in the Puget Sound and was born in Everett, Washington. In her early teens, she moved to Carson City and has been here ever since. She started working at Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital as a boarding care assistant when she was 18 years old. She soon left to pursue an education in grooming pets. After learning her new skills, she came back to LMVH to assist with the pets in our boarding facility and to groom pets. She is now a full-time groomer with Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital. She has been voted the Best of Carson groomer.

 

Get To Know Ashly

Tell us a story about one specific animal or event related to animals that inspired you.

I adopted my best friend, Hayden, from LMVH when I was 19 years old. She was only 10 days old. Someone came in with a yellow plastic basket full of puppies wanting to get rid of them. I can remember Margie saying, “If you take a puppy, you’re responsible for it. Don’t expect to bring her back if you can’t handle it.” Hayden is now 13 and has been by my side through some tough times.

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

I enjoy making dogs look their best. Grooming is hard work, but to have a dog come in looking homeless and making them feel better by getting the matts and dead hair off is rewarding.

What are your personal interests?

My hobbies are anything to do with art. My aunt got me interested when I was young. I’ve sold some pieces and done some murals. I really enjoy seeing people wear jewelry I’ve made.

What do you love about Northern Nevada?

I love being able to see the wild horses. The other day there were two in my neighbor’s yard. They are so beautiful.

Delaney

Veterinary Assistant

Delaney is a native Northern Nevadan, born in Reno and raised in Carson City. She was working at a banking institution before taking a leap of faith to follow her passion for veterinary medicine. She started working at a local veterinary hospital before working at LMV and has never looked back. Delaney shares her home with her high school sweetheart, Nestor, and their two dogs.

Get To Know Delaney

What do you enjoy most about your job?

It may be really simple and seem insignificant, but it makes all of the hard work worth it. It is when an owner is reunited with their pet after surgery or hospitalization. There is always so much happiness in both the owner’s and pet’s expressions, and it is a good reminder of why we do the things we do. Another reason why I am in this field is to continually challenge my knowledge of vet medicine and hopefully someday contribute to new advancements in the field. Lastly, I am passionate about this field because, let’s face it… It is just super cool! I get to learn something new EVERY day! There is never a dull moment and always something you can improve or work on.

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity?

I love attending the Nevada Day Parade. It’s fun to go every year and see all the different floats. I also love to travel around Nevada and tout the natural hot springs.

BLanca

Veterinary Assistant

Blanca was born and raised in Carson City as a native Northern Nevadan by her father. As a young girl, she loved to dance, but she knew that dancing wasn’t her calling. Instead she was to work with animals. She started her career in veterinary medicine as a receptionist at the Nevada Humane Society (NHS). She gained knowledge about NHS protocols by riding along with Animal Control Officers on their work calls. To broaden her knowledge base and to grow in the veterinary field, she started working at LMVH. She would like to learn more about exotic pet medicine. Blanca shares her home with five dogs and two guinea pigs.

Get To Know Blanca

What do you enjoy most about working at LMVH?

What I enjoy about my job is having the opportunities to learn and grow in any area. I enjoy learning different techniques to help our patients feel calm and relaxed, even times when they are too anxious. I like learning to be patient and to work with them. I enjoy working in any area of the hospital to gain experience and be able to work anywhere when needed. Lastly, I enjoy building a great bond with clients and knowing that we will do whatever we can to care for their family members.

What are your personal interests?

I will travel to different places (sanctuaries, wildlife rehabilitation, conservations, zoos, etc.) to work with all kinds of animals and meet amazing people to share these experiences. I also like to explore other different amazing cultures.

If you could have any animal in the world what would it be?

I would have a pet squirrel.

What do you love about Northern Nevada/Carson City?

Exploring different hiking trails.

Catie

Boarding Assistant

Catie was born and raised in Carson City. Her family is entwined in the animal and veterinary fields. Her brother worked for LMVH while attending TMCC to complete his veterinary technician degree. Her older sister is a foster parent for Res-Que (a local dog rescue group). Catie would take her mastiff mix, Penny, to LMVH’s doggie daycare when it was offered and loved seeing how happy Penny was while at LMVH playing with other dogs. This experience in her life helped her realize that she wanted to work with dogs as well.

Get To Know Catie

What is your favorite Northern Nevada activity?

Night in the Country in Yerington.

What do you love about Northern Nevada?

I love the sunsets and sunrises that we get here in Carson City, as well as our beautiful mountains.

If you could have any animal what would it be?

Real animal: Red Panda. Mythical: Gryphon​.

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Contact Info

Phone: 775-883-3136
Fax: 775-883-3699
Email: lmvh780@yahoo.com

Location

780 College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89706
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